One of a number of non-Osirioni Osirion faction members, Empedocles is not so much in it for the potential access to ancient artifacts. Rather, he helps out of loyalty to his old actually Osirion alchemy mentor, Arcanfrew. When his beloved Ruby Prince called for aid to find a cure for his unique curse, Arcanfew was in poor health (retired and wanted to die that way) so he sent his apprentice, Empedocles, in his stead.
Empedocles succeeded a string of 7 missions at PrairieCon 2013 in Brandon. Thank you to all the GMs that came out to share their PFS expertise - good times!
With the conclusion of the Sands of Destiny trilogy, Empedocles was strongly tempted to retire from the Pathfinders or from the Osirian faction. However, under Tahonikepsu's leadership, he has decided to carry on as a Scarab Sage, at least for the moment. Channeling the wisdom and knowledge of an ancient Ruby Sage was an unexpected intellectual high; one Empedocles ambitions to repeat as a future Jewel Sage!
On two missions, he was greatly impressed by the involvement of the leader of the Silver Crusade. He has a crush on the paladin, is working towards being better, and may jump from Lawful Neutral to Lawful Good.
Craft (alchemy) Day Job modifier
= Int mod + Ranks + Class Skill + Skill Focus feat + Class feature (add level to alchemy) + Business Vanity + Alchemy Lab + Crafter's Fortune